The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £250 per day in advertised job vacancies in Liverpool during the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Support Engineer
Merseyside / Liverpool
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 32 27
Rank change year-on-year +4 -5  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 12 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Liverpool 4.32% 2.73% 1.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.49% 2.89% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 5
Median daily rate £250 £313 £215
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +45.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £313 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £313 £235
UK excluding London median daily rate £204 £275 £215
% change year-on-year -25.90% +27.90%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 0
Median hourly rate £12.50 £13.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.84% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £16.00 £16.60
% change year-on-year -7.81% -3.61%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Liverpool. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Liverpool
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 267 242 247
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Liverpool 96.04% 94.53% 94.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 134 145
Median daily rate £388 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £500 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 17 9
Median hourly rate £12.50 £13.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.84% -10.34%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £12.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.34 £24.52
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Liverpool

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Liverpool that featured Support Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Support Engineer in Liverpool

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Support Engineer in Liverpool.

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Engineer in Liverpool

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Liverpool

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in Liverpool over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Support Engineer in Liverpool

Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Engineer in Liverpool.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Engineer in Liverpool

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, Support Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Liverpool region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 11 (73.33%) Active Directory
2 10 (66.67%) Citrix
2 10 (66.67%) Windows
2 10 (66.67%) Office 365
3 8 (53.33%) Windows Server
4 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 5 (33.33%) VMware
5 5 (33.33%) MS Exchange
6 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
6 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (20.00%) ITIL
6 3 (20.00%) ITIL V3
6 3 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
7 2 (13.33%) XenApp
7 2 (13.33%) SQL
7 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
7 2 (13.33%) Cisco
7 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
8 1 (6.67%) HP
8 1 (6.67%) Dell
8 1 (6.67%) Internet
8 1 (6.67%) MPLS
8 1 (6.67%) DSL
8 1 (6.67%) VRRP
8 1 (6.67%) CRM
8 1 (6.67%) SAS

Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.67%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (66.67%) Office 365
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) DHCP
1 1 (6.67%) DNS
1 1 (6.67%) DSL
1 1 (6.67%) Firewall
1 1 (6.67%) Internet
1 1 (6.67%) iSCSI
1 1 (6.67%) MPLS
1 1 (6.67%) NetScaler
1 1 (6.67%) Structured Cabling
1 1 (6.67%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) Windows Server
3 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) ITIL
1 3 (20.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (6.67%) CRM
2 1 (6.67%) Migration
2 1 (6.67%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 11 (73.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
2 2 (13.33%) XenApp
3 1 (6.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) vMotion
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) Citrix
2 5 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (13.33%) Cisco
3 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.67%) Dell
4 1 (6.67%) HP
4 1 (6.67%) NETGEAR
4 1 (6.67%) SonicWALL